A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.
The decorative arts refer to the design and manufacture of aesthetically pleasing, yet functional, objects. The elements of the decorative arts are often seen in interior design. Because the items created through decorative arts are functional in nature, this field of study is different from fine art, which produces beauty for beauty's sake alone.
Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.
Master Program in Decorative Arts in Europe
The Estonian Academy of Arts offers a Master's programme in Design and Crafts, delivered in English. The students enter a common programme but also select a discipline: ceramics, glass art and design, jewellery and blacksmithing, textile design, leather art and accessory design, or fashion design. [+]
This course is for people who want to develop a specialism in glass, making use of the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. We don’t require previous [+]
Something fundamental about the act of making empowers the master as much as the student of craft. [+]
Masters in Contemporary Crafts
Something fundamental about the act of making empowers the master as much as the student of craft. Craft engages the body, the head and the heart. Our programme is structured to cater for those who share this profound involvement in making and who are willing to take their practice in new directions. Studio and workshop will become your laboratory for research and experiment.
This MA gives recent graduates, as well as those who are established in their practice, an opportunity to use the course as a catalyst to a focused period of self directed learning to deepen skills and experience in the areas of glass, ceramics, textiles, small-scale metalwork and jewelry, bookbinding, print and multimedia. It is for highly motivated practitioners across contemporary and traditional craft practices who wish to experimenting with, review, and ultimately accelerate their practice.... [-]
The studio-based Master program in Ceramics at Accademia Riaci is intended to broaden and advance the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a contemporary studio. [+]
Master Program in Ceramics
Taught in Italian only
The studio-based Master program in Ceramics at Accademia Riaci is intended to broaden and advance the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a contemporary studio.
The program has been designed to meet the needs of artists holding BFA or BA degrees or comparable professional practice who are pursuing a Master in Ceramics within a time frame that accommodates their employment or academic year schedule. To exploration in the major, students pursue interdisciplinary investigation in studio topics common to each discipline and address contemporary critical issues and methodology in seminars. During the program, students complete independent studios, projects, and independent thesis. Students maintain contact with studio faculty and present studio work at specific intervals throughout the off-campus semester and at final critiques held at the end of the program.... [-]